There was so much talent at this years Graduate Fashion Week that we couldn’t keep it to just one post, so we bring you the second half of our GFW coverage.
Aaron Challis | University for the Creative Arts Epsom
Saccharine is often a word used negatively, but in the case of Challis’ collection, it is used to describe an exemplary showcase of talent. Bold head to toe looks in green, white, yellow, purple, pink and baby blue. This collection was more than just clothes, it was exceptionally styled with all details considered. Considering this collection, Challis is set to go far.
Charlotte Weaver | Bath Spa University
This collection definitely used the more is more manual, with feathers, bold patterns and bright colours the lineup was busy, but we loved it. Weaver certainly has a strong aesthetic and presented a youthful and flamboyant collection that we adored.
Elisabeth Nilsson | University for the Creative Arts Epsom
Ski lodge chic was the memo for this collection, with knitwear and faux fur colliding in a considered and exciting mix. By limiting her colour choice, Nilsson created a refined and elegant lineup. Bold chevrons in blue, grey and white drew applause from the crowds.
Ekaternina Webb | Birmingham City University
Fashion quite often has polarising elements, with some people favouring minimalism- Webb did not. Her collection was more is more all you can buffet. Sumptuous colour choices were complemented by pearl entrustment with star motifs adding a lunar excellence that we loved.
Hannah Gibbins | University of Brighton
This menswear collection is definitely not just for the boys, with immaculate tailoring that would suit everyone. Beautiful embroidery added to the well-cut collection, as well as the use of well considered materials such as linens and a burlap-like checked fabric used in trousers and a stunning coat. Gibbins is certainly one to watch and was awarded the Debenhams Menswear Award at the Gala show.
Anastasia Olga-Gutnyk | University of Brighton
This was a stunning display of print play. Mastering the use of prints and texture. The highlight of this collection was a sumptuous rose printed faux fur jacket that took our breath away. Adding in other colours and prints Gutnyk displayed a talent for editing whilst keeping the collection vibrant.
Jerry Huang | Norwich University
The most successful collections often feature multiple elements, this was the case for Huang, mixing oriental embroidery with denim. The level of detail was exemplary and simply stunning to behold. We loved the geisha-esque back details and the orange and blue colour palette.
Mojadesola Ayemobola | Northampton University
Modern for modern’s sake can sometimes be grating, however, Ayemobola added a modern flare to traditional African textiles using her heritage to create a forward-thinking and stylish collection. Bold prints sat happily together in both flowing and tailored garments.
Billy Tempest-Radford | University of Brighton
We loved the bold colour choices made by Tempest-Radford, choosing bold splashes of orange, green and pink. The mastery of this collection was the use of alternative materials, with tops and bags made out of a rigid plastic mesh that looked retro and modern at the same time. Tempest-Radford also used bold styling touches with oversized bows and huge shoulders accentuating the looks.
We enjoyed GFW18 so much, and this may have been the best year yet! All we know is that we can’t wait for GFW19!!
Cover image from left to right, Billy Tempest-Radford, Jerry Huang, Hannah Gibbins, and Anastasia Olga-Gutnyk.